Interactive CD-ROM training series on plastic-part design covers the following six areas: Product Development and Prototype Processes; Mechanical Behavior of Polymers; Mold Filling, Gating, & Weld-Line Considerations; Shrinkage, Warpage, & Part Ejection; Mechanical Fasteners, Press Fits & Snap Fits; and Welding and Adhesives Bonding Technology. Virtual- reality animation technology demonstrates product failure, assembly techniques, shrinkage, warpage, fatigue over time, and cyclic stress. Demonstrations include filling analysis and gate location, and weld-line strength and occurrence.
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The Space Kid, 11, will be one of the first civilians to have his design manufactured in space by NASA, thanks to the City X Project, which inspires kids to think about new 3D-printed inventions that could be useful for humans living in space.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.